Plymouth Fiberglass Scallop Shells Removed, Will Be Replaced By New Art

Photo: Kim Tunnicliffe (WBZ NewsRadio)

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A popular public art display in Plymouth's downtown and waterfront areas has been deshelled.

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce has removed the Plymouth Scallop Roll, an art installation consisting of 29 unique four-feet-tall fiberglass scallop shells custom designed and painted by local artists.

The Chamber of Commerce removed the shells to make way for a new public art display arriving in the fall.

"I miss when they take them out, but it is nice to have new and refreshing things in the area," said resident Donna.

"I think it’s okay because I think they’re gonna come back with something more amazing, and I think it’s just so cool that different artists have their work all over town," resident Olivia told WBZ NewsRadio.

The shells each had their own distinct name, from creative puns like "Scallop Johansson," "See Shell," and "Shelldon" to Plymouth-centric monikers such as "New World Bounty," "Plymouth Harbor," and "Destination Plymouth!"

14 of the shells will be sold at an upcoming auction.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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